How do I register and protect my creative expressions?

Under Dutch law, creative expressions, like literary works, movies, musical works, sound recordings, paintings, photographs, software and industrial designs, are automatically granted protection if they are original and perceptible. As soon as a person has created a piece of work, it is protected by copyright, so it is not necessary to register or include copyright indicators. These indicators however, are often used for the sake of clarity.

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